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An analysis of the technologies used by cybercriminals allows us to draw conclusions about the virus industry’s possible vectors of development and more effectively confront future threats. You, too, can learn what actions various malicious programs take in infected systems and how to withstand them.
Android.SmsSend is a family of malicious programs for Android mobile devices. Trojans belonging to this family are designed to send SMS messages to premium numbers and subscribe users to chargeable services and services providing paid content. As a result, some sum of money gets withdrawn from the user’s mobile phone account.
The majority of Android.SmsSend Trojans are program packages possessing simple architecture and basic features and mainly distributed via fraudulent sites under the guise of popular games, applications, and their update packages.
Malicious code of more sophisticated modifications of these Trojans is injected into legitimate applications distributed through popular sites. The malicious programs employ code obfuscation to make their detection and analysis more difficult
According to statistics, every fifth program for Android contains a vulnerability (or, in other words, a "loophole") that lets cybercriminals successfully introduce Trojans onto mobile devices and manipulate them into doing whatever actions they need them to.
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